Albert Hammacher resigns, leaving the entire business in the control of William Schlemmer who forms a new corporation, but retains the company's old name. Schlemmer serves as the company's president and treasurer. Several years later his son, William F. Schlemmer is named vice president.
The first federal immigrant inspection station is opened on Ellis Island in New York City. The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island is Annie Moore, a 15-year-old girl from Cork, Ireland, who received a greeting from officials and a $10 gold piece-the largest sum of money she had ever owned. By the time Ellis Island closes in 1954, twelve million immigrants have passed through its gates. In 1960, it is designated a national landmark and today, as part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island houses the Immigration Museum.